Killing the private property-that was the center of the Marxist economy and Marxist ideology. That was the center of the Lenin ideology.
If I just produce the transparent ideal accepted by the Western experts, a process of privatization which will be very good but never happen, that means nothing.
Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
Russia should support globalization. The Internet can develop in Russia in a very speedy way.
The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.
The diversification of the people's demand could not be followed by the state apparatus.
You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn't have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
For the producers, there was no reason to produce. You get money, but you couldn't use this money. For consumers, you could have money, but you have no way to use it because you go to the shop and see nothing.
In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.
The kind of capitalism I hate most is crony capitalism, the friends who decide. These are things which should be killed in Russia.
I don't think Russia will follow the United States's way. I don't think Russia will follow the French way. I'm sure Russia will find its own way.
There was no doubt that sooner or later we will fight. But we will fight not in the way of the dissidents' protests. We understood that we needed to be as professional as possible.
I went to government for making these changes. I remember a number of guys among these important figures.
Money is the kind of instrument which is very speedily produced.
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